Political Philosophy On The Tempest

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Republic of the Philippines
Technological University of the Philippines
College of Liberal Arts
English Department
Ayala Boulevard, Ermita, Manila, Philippines

“PHILOSOPHY ON THE TEMPEST”

Submitted by:

ALARCON, Roniel P.
DEDEL, Emmanuel A.
FABROA, Christian Deod D.C.
PORCIONCULA, Emmanuel R
SEVILLA, Paolo R.
BT-IT 4C

Submitted to:

Prof. Eliezer V. David
HUM 1 - Humanities in World Literature

October 14, 2016
THE TEMPEST:
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY ON SHAKESPEARE’S LAST PLAY

Political Philosophy is a wide branch of philosophy that focuses statements and arguments involving political opinion. It is all about state, politics itself, liberty, justice and the idea of authority. It tackles the meaning of government itself, why
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Experts have acclaimed that The Tempest did not receive a big amount of public attention and applause before the ban on the performance of plays in 1642 and retained its popularity after the Restoration. During 19th and 20th century, theater productions took great interest with the play and undertook a re-appraisal now saying that The Tempest is one of Shakespeare 's greatest works. The Tempest is the inspiration of 46 operas, plays, poems, and films. The story focuses with the exiled duke of Milan, Prospero, which was brought to an island on the Mediterranean border which he claimed to be the master. There he raised his daughter from childhood, Mirana, and encountered the fascinating creature Caliban and the spirit Ariel. Prospero made Ariel his right hand while Caliban became a slave who is the previous master of the island. Prospero made a Tempest which he said to come from the use of witchcraft or magic to manipulate certain things just like the storm that hit the ship of the King of Naples. We might have seen The Tempest as a supernatural literary piece but almost all of the characters on the play are just part of Prospero 's political experiment. Prospero was once a philosopher in Milan but after he was overthrown, he started to realize the meaning of Machiavellian politics. Prospero is shown to act…show more content…
Platonism is founded around 387 B.C. by Plato, student of Socrates. It shows an infinite universe and describes ideas according to matter so that its own reality that surrounds us is only a reflection of a higher truth. The main concept of Platonism is the contrast between the reality which is changing and impossible to perceive but impossible to understand. Placing it like finding the truth within the hidden truth. Platonism was once believed to express with dialogues of Plato which is used to expound certain doctrines but can also be read in many different ways. The philosophy itself has a concern for the quality of human life or nature, often religious and a pinch of political. Platonism believed that the present reality is the cause of the existence of everything in the universe. It is this belief in realities which made Platonism different from the philosophies of Plato 's predecessors and successors and the philosophies which Platonism is

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